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Folks, we've got an awesome lineup for the Radical Bookfair Pavilion in the Baltimore Book Festival this weekend! Check the Emma's upcoming events on our facebook page for the full list. Up tonight at 6 PM:

Fri 6:00 PM EDTThe Radical Bookfair Pavilion at the Baltimore Book Festival

Wow these yucca fries are gonna be good. Available only Friday 5-8 for happy hour! #redemmashappyhour

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503 Reviews
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Khadijah Ali-Coleman
· September 10, 2017
Had a very disappointing experience this past Friday. Came in to see if there were any City Papers I could pick up, as my daughter has a profile featured in the... paper. Didn't find the paper, but, we were thirsty and decided to purchase two bottled drinks. There was woman in line in front of us casually talking to the cashier as he gave her free lemonade and told her don't worry about paying. I stood there with my daughter for ten minutes as he did not acknowledge us or ask his friend to wait a minute as he rang us up for our drinks so we could be on our way. She glanced at us and then continued to engage him in conversation, fully aware we were waiting to be served. It was all very bizarre. I told my daughter let's go and pick up something to drink at Royal Farms on our way to I-95. We left the drinks on the counter and left.

Customer-service training is in order.
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Syuzanna Alexander
· August 10, 2017
1st time there few days ago to see vegan/animal activist James Aspey at his speaking event ... went there prior to check out the books & love that Vegan cuisine... is served! The staff are all super friendly, it's an eclectic mix of people who visit & I just appreciate the positive vibes there! Definitely will return! Cheers 😊🌻✌🏻 See More
Brandi Elizabeth Brown
· July 30, 2017
Heard great things about it and visited for the first time today. Attractive cashier explained to me how to order and that it's a co-op owned by all the employees. Thought the pay it forward option was a super cool idea. Had a delicious brunch. LOVE the look of the place. Thanks!
Parag Khandhar
· February 4, 2017
This is my movement Cheers space. Say hi to someone working there, who either co-owns or is on path to co-owning this place. Talk to people you haven't met befo...re. The deeper you look, the more colorful and dynamic fractals of Baltimore you find in the people who make up this place. The coffee is awesome, the $5 specials are usually stellar, pasta dishes are worth it, and the standards still kick it (banh mi, falafel, many grilled cheese options). This place could spin off a vegan bakery, the offerings are that good. Ppl from NYC to the Bay say they wish they had a bookstore like Emma's, and the events are consistently full and free. Home to the Baltimore Free School, check out free classes on the extensive schedule or teach something yourself. This place welcomes all but also reflects its values and tells bigots to leave. Check it out and also order books and meals-to-donate online. See More
Trevor Eades
· September 1, 2017
They are doing great things down here. Very community orientated and take pride in all that they do. Very calm and cool place to be!!!
Angela Gale
· September 7, 2017
Seems like this spot is the hub of everything good and interesting in Baltimore.

Just kidding, not everything. But a lot. of very, very cool stuff.
Phillip Clark
· February 4, 2017
Red Emma's is an eclectic, vibrant, cross-sectional space that facilitates conversation and interaction for artists, thinkers, and activists in Baltimore who ch...allenge the status quo. I have always felt welcomed and at home in this radical niche. Especially today, our city, and our world can immensely benefit from venues like Red Emma's to reflect and harness the necessary energy to create the socially just society we wish to see. Sending positivity, enforcement, and light. Thank you for all you do and keep on carrying on! See More
Michael Redding
· February 3, 2017
I remember the New Era Bookstore, back around 1970 or so. This is the Newer Era Bookstore, and cafe and cultural center. It's an amazing resource for informatio...n, education, organizing and events. It's one of the coolest and most inspirational cooperative enterprises I've seen, and a point of pride for Baltimore. It's been great to see them persevere through challenges and grow over the years! See More
Sheila Mattison Frison
· May 7, 2017
Poetry nights bring an eclectic mix. Makes you ponder � on the things that makes us different; makes us unique. I always feel educated when I leave. Peace and blessings and power to individuality.
Julieta Rivarola
· March 7, 2017
The food is great and for the most part we love stoping in here for a quick bite. However today the dude who works at the book store part walked over to where m...y kid and another kid were sitting and told me he could somehow miraculously hear the iPad game even though the volume was off. He stood there for a good minute waiting while the kids played and heard no sound and then walked away searching for an unknown sound. At a busy coffee shop with a kids section with a whole
bunch of people using your free wifi you might want to reconsider working here and perhaps go to a library. Just sayin. No need to be rude.
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Andreana Mae
· February 4, 2017
An excellent space with GREAT vegan and gluten free food, friendly staff, and dynamic discussions of both fun and challenging topics. I highly recommend the des...sert case! Excellent vegan/gluten free quiche. I once accidentally ate an allergen (not by any fault of staff, I made a careless selection) and staff were very helpful, offering to bring me water, call an ambulance, or anything that was needed. See More
Elvis Gertrude
· August 17, 2017
Amazing place for coffee, community and knowledge. I would recommend this place to anyone that's hungry for food or great literature!!!!
Monica Basche
· February 3, 2017
Red Emma's is a warm and welcoming space with delicious food (falafel platter!), drinks (spicy hot chocolate!), and coffee (cold brew!), and its staff is always friendly. 💖
Jules Griffin
· February 4, 2017
Red Emma's is a bastion in the fight against gentrification in the station north neighborhood. It is also a place where those of us who find the political statu...s quo unacceptable can meet and organize for change. Their book selection is incredible, their coffee is delicious, and their Banh Mi with Twin Oaks tofu is like nothing else. #supportredemmas See More
Robert Birt
· February 4, 2017
It's the best bookstore in Baltimore, owned by a progressive worker's collective. and named after a woman who was a part of the democratic, libertarian left of ...early 20th America. I've been down with Red Emma's since they opened over ten years ago on St. Paul and Madison St. Tolerant, diverse and progressive with intellectually invigorating programs every month. Much needed during the reactionary administration of Il Duce Don Trump See More
Laura Henderson
· February 4, 2017
They have a wonderful selection of food and beverages. They make a kickass cup of hot chocolate 🍫The windows allow lots of light and there is plenty of space for people to play board games, read, or hang out. Lovely place.
Dankwa Brooks
· February 3, 2017
I LOVE the fact that this great chill bookstore/coffee shop is in the HEART of the city and not some semi-urban enclave. Great place for city dwellers who like to you know read 📚and drink coffee ☕️ 👌🏾
Olufunmike Woods
· February 4, 2017
The food is great and affordable and fits whether I want a meal or a snack. I always discover new and interesting books, stumble onto amazing events as I walk by and my children love going there.
Tito Fist Rivera
· February 3, 2017
Panther Vision lives here... "4. And, there is a new principle contradiction in the world, and that is; between the need of the monopoly capitalists to consolid...ate their global hegemony and the chaos and anarchy, (including the threat of a Third World War), they are unleashing by attempting to do so.
5. The intensification of this contradiction is intensifying every other major contradiction of imperialism.
6. This includes contradictions within the ruling circle of the capitalist-imperialists themselves. " BigTomWarrior Letter to Comrade Rashid posted without expressed auth. but so what... we have a party going on here! FiST
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Cara White
· February 3, 2017
Great food, great drinks, and wonderful atmosphere. Really great house made vegan cheesecake! A good spot to go to relax, study, or catch up with friends.
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An excerpt from Tawanda Jones' talk at Red Emma's, sharing the story of how her brother Tyrone West was murdered by the Baltimore police nearly two years ago. The West family continues to demand justice in weekly protests every Wednesday. Full video at https://redemmas.org/posts/2015-06-justice-for-tyrone-west
Tressie McMillan Cottom talking Lower Ed!